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Giant Python Snakes His Way Into Thrift Shop

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Giant Python Snakes His Way Into Thrift Shop

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Giant Python Snakes His Way Into Thrift Shop

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A break-in at the store had Australian police stumped. There was a hole in the ceiling and smashed merchandise but nothing was missing. The next day the intruder was found still inside the store. The python was 19 feet long and weighed 37 pounds.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

A break-in at an Australian thrift store had police stumped. There was a hole in the ceiling and smashed merchandise. Nothing was missing. Not a burglar, possibly a prankster on a rampage. The next day, staff spotted the intruder still in the store. It was a giant python, 19 feet long, 37 pounds, the head the size of a small dog. The local newspaper reported police chose not to handcuff the culprit, quote, "for logistical reasons."

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